During his press conference today, President Obama called on Fox News' Ed Henry. Before completing his question, Henry said, "Merry Christmas, by the way." Do you think this was just a good wish or a gotcha question to catch President Obama on camera as a possible Christmas enemy?
Regardless, President Obama replied without hesitation, "Merry Christmas to you" in response.
What do you think was Henry's intent? Share your thoughts in our comments section.
“This was just another shot in the Fux Noise eternal War on Christmas. Our President should have told Ed to go fuck himself.”
Hmmmmmmmmm, not a bad idea Truman. After all, Bully O’Lielly WOULDN’T EVEN THINK about ambushing President Obama with his toady Jesse Watters, because if he did, the Secret Service would INSTANTLY ARREST HIM RIGHT ON THE SPOT!
Even if Henry was honest with it, I doubt the rest of Fox will be.
Henry’s trick is usually to try to get Jay Carney to play on Fox News’ turf by phrasing his questions in a manner that presupposes Fox News’ assumptions. Or he just gets confrontational to get that bit of footage on the prime time pundit shows.
There’s a reason that most Fox News contributors don’t work elsewhere afterward. Actual journalism professionals don’t look kindly on this kind of behavior.